Thursday, August 25, 2011

EAST OF THE WALL: New Track Released, American Tour On The Rise

Exploratory New Jersey-born prog-metal peddlers EAST OF THE WALL are preparing to drop their third full-length slab of methodologically unique output, The Apologist, this Autumn. Longtime followers of this act, and the numerous related current or previous acts leading up to this recording -- including but definitely not limited to The Postman Syndrome, Day Without Dawn, El Drugstore, Argonauts -- have been awaiting this release for some time.

In preparation of the forthcoming tech-fusion upheaval of The Apologist, longtime EAST OF THE WALL supporters MetalSucks have graciously hosted the public's first listen to the band's latest output, in the form of the eleventh track from the album, "Whiskey Sipper" [although both MetalSucks and Earsplit know we do more than "sip" whiskey when the band play in around here].

Tune in to survey the new EOTW terrain here.

The Apologist was recorded earlier this year by Andrew Schneider at Translator Audio in Brooklyn (Cave In, Pelican, Keelhaul, Unsane, Rosetta), and boasts 47 minutes of EAST OF THE WALL's aggressive and angular metallic assault at its most cohesive to date. This week the band have let loose the final artwork and track listing for the release's multiple incarnations, with a confirmed street date of October 25th, both for the CD/digital release via Translation Loss, and for the double 12" vinyl release licensed to Antithetic Records, available in three different color variations. The CD is available for preorder here and the LP here.

EAST OF THE WALL will beat the country senseless with their engaging live prowess for over a month in support of the album right in time for its official street date in late October. In longstanding tradition, the band are booking this venture themselves, and in many cases they are unable to announce several of the shows and are also still looking to lock down a few shows along the route. Anybody interested in booking the outfit on the designated shows please contact EOTW directly at: band[@], or simply counter this correspondence.

EAST OF THE WALL Confirmed Tour Dates:

10/21/2011 The Saint - Asbury Park, NJ [record release] w/ Abacinate, The Ghost In Black And White
10/22/2011 TBA - Brooklyn, NY [record release] w/ Dysrhythmia, Meek Is Murder
10/24/2011 Vintage Vinyl - Fords, NJ [record release]
10/25/2011 Gooski's - Pittsburg, PA w/ Tidal Arms
10/26/2011 Annabell’s Bar & Lounge - Akron, OH w/ Tidal Arms
10/27/2011 ***Booking help needed*** Indianapolis/Fort Wayne, IN w/ Tidal Arms
10/28/2011 ***Booking help needed*** Chicago, IL w/ Tidal Arms
10/29/2011 ***Booking help needed*** Iowa City, IA or Milwaukee, WI w/ Iron Thrones
10/30/2011 TBA - Minneapolis, MN w/ Iron Thrones
10/31/2011 The New Direction - Fargo, ND w/ Iron Thrones

11/01/2011 ***Booking help needed*** Sioux Falls, SD
11/02/2011 The Bourbon Theater - Lincoln, NE w/ Masses
11/03/2011 Old Curtis Street Bar - Denver, CO w/ Goes Cube, Adai, Iron Horse
11/04/2011 TBA - Rock Springs, WY w/ Goes Cube
11/05/2011 Burt's Tiki Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT w/ Goes Cube, I Am The Ocean
11/06/2011 Jub Jub's Thirst Parlor - Reno, NV w/ Goes Cube
11/07/2011 ***Booking help needed*** San Francisco, CA w/ Goes Cube
11/08/2011 Coconuts - Capistrano Beach, CA w/ Black Sheep Wall, White Arms Of Athena
11/09/2011 Vacation Vinyl - Los Angeles, CA (early show)
11/09/2011 Three Clubs - Los Angeles, CA w/ Black Sheep Wall, White Arms Of Athena
11/10/2011 TBA - Phoenix, AZ w/ White Arms Of Athena
11/11/2011 ***Booking help needed*** Albuquerque/Santa Fe, NM w/ White Arms Of Athena
11/12/2011 ***Booking help needed*** Amarillo/Lubbock, TX w/ White Arms Of Athena
11/13/2011 The Door - Dallas, TX w/ White Arms Of Athena
11/14/2011 TBA - Little Rock, AR w/ White Arms Of Athena
11/15/2011 TBA - Hattiesburg, MS w/ White Arms Of Athena
11/16/2011 ***Booking help needed*** New Orleans/Pensacola/Birmingham
11/17/2011 The Farside - Tallahasse, FL w/ Dickicker
11/18/2011 Cool Hand Luc's - Fort Myers, FL w/ Dickicker
11/19/2011 ***Booking help needed*** Orlando/Gainesville/Lakeland/Jacksonville w/ Dickicker
11/20/2011 Club 2 Ten - Savannah, GA w/ Meek Is Murder, Howler, Indian Giver
11/21/2011 The Milestone - Charlotte, NC w/ Meek Is Murder, Mr. Invisible
11/22/2011 TBA - Richmond, VA w/ Meek Is Murder

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